The Facts on Repetitive Stress Injury

One of the biggest work safety problems these days is repetitive stress injury, or RSI. America is changing – a few decades ago we were mostly a manufacturing and farming economy. But there are very few family farms left now, and our manufacturing jobs are increasingly moving overseas or south of the border. Today, a very large percentage of our jobs are now taking place in offices and call centers, and the work being done is of a completely different nature than the work done on farms and in factories. It doesn’t require as much strength and actual physical labor, but there are still very serious physical safety risks in white collar work places. One of the main injuries office workers are at risk for is repetitive stress injury. RSI is caused when someone does the same physical movement over and over, for months and years on end.

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Last Updated: 08/20/2013